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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:In which areas do you build?
Q2:What is site evaluation?
Q3:Why is site evaluation important?
Q4:How do you know which design suits my land?
Q5:What is included in basic price?
Q6:What are site costs?
Q7:What is included in total price?
Q8:Can I have a fixed price contract?
Q9:What is duplex management fee?
Q10:What is Development Application?
Q11:What is Construction Certificate?
Q12:What is Occupation Certificate?
Q13:How long does it take to obtain Development Approval?
Q14:What are statutory charges?
Q15:How long does it take to build a duplex?
Q16:What are standard inclusions?
Q17:How do I select colours?
Q18:Can I have any façade that I want?
Q19:Why cannot I have my house bigger (or smaller)?
Q20:What if I want to do my own landscaping (or paving, or...)?
Q21:What if I sell the land with Development Approval?
Q22:What if I change my mind?
Q23:Can I buy plans and build myself?
Q24:Can you design a custom duplex for me?

What are site costs?

Direct site costs relate to activities and materials needed to prepare the land for construction of your new duplex. They range from simple excavation and filling, to piering and encasing sewer lines. Only after the site has been prepared, are we able to commence the construction.

Indirect site costs are associated with other activities that need to be completed in order to obtain the Occupation Certificate, once your duplex has been built and is ready for you to move in. They may include driveway, fences, retaining walls, hard and soft landscaping, compulsory water tanks, stormwater drainage etc.

Beware of builders who insist that you take care of indirect site costs yourself: you will be left with unfinished project and unknown costs. The Occupation Certificate cannot be issued unless the duplex is fully finished.